Blogs from Shaoshan, Xiangtan, Hunan, China, Asia


Asia » China » Hunan » Xiangtan » Shaoshan July 14th 2010

A year on, and my brother and I are once again entering the chaotic country that is China! We set off from my home in Hong Kong & were across the Shenzhen Louhu border in no time. First adventure was an overnight sleeper train to Changsha which departed at 9pm and arrived at around 7am. We were lucky in finding a hotel quickly and wasted no time in getting out and about. Train tickets for the next journey were purchased, and we got the city bus to the long-distance bus termimal. From there, we took a bus to Shaoshan...the birthplace of Mao. Upon arrival we had to take a taxi up to the old town, which is quieter and set back in the hills. We spent a good few hours walking around and saw the house ... read more
Paddy fields "cultivated by Mao"
Me in the paddy fields
Mao's childhood home

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